United Way

Board of Directors


Nicolette Cross, Chair
CPA/Owner, O'Dell Cross P.C.

Bob Meadows, Vice-Chair
Vice President, Mission Bank

Jordan Kaufman
Treasurer/Tax Collector, County of Kern

Javier Lozano, Secretary
Human Resources Director, Aera Energy LLC

Board of Directors

Danielle Davis, APR
Area Director of Account Management, Kaiser Permanente Kern County

Del Garcia
Vice President, Business Banking Manager, Wells Fargo

Shirley Gordon
Vice President of Operations, State Farm Insurance

Nick Ortiz
President/CEO, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Rogers
Manager, United Parcel Service

Sandra Serrano
Chancellor, Kern Community College District (Retired)

Sam Sikola
Retired Banker

Debra Watkins
President, Alert Disaster Restoration

Dr. Jenny Zorn
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University Bakersfield


Magda Menendez, Partner Agency Representative
Administrator, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

Della Hodson,
President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Kern County

Our Focus

Early Childhood Literacy

Financial Stability

Homelessness and Hunger

We are all part of this community and together we can make it succeed. At United Way of Kern County we believe that UNITED we can make change happen... one day at a time.
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